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Self awareness

Does outrage and judgement impact the way you manage?

Outrage, judgement, aggression, arrogance…seen any of that lately? Blame, denial, deflection…? It seems that everywhere we look – news, sports, politics, social media, reality TV, business – people are expressing strong opinions about, and onto, others. Sometimes this generates hurt, ridicule, division, anger – and so the cycle repeats and repeats. Not that there’s anything …

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Knowing isn’t doing

“Leadership” is a lot about behaviours that positively impact others. Many of these behaviours are fairly standard ‘respect and decency’ type. Some of you may be thinking “um, that’s obvious, isn’t it?” When we talk about these foundational behaviours, it might seem like it’s obvious. Well, in many respects it is – most of us …

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Turning negative self-talk into positive action (imposter thinking part 2)

In the last post – Do worry that someone, someday will find you out? (Imposter thinking part 1) – we explained a little about imposter syndrome. We also posed the question as to whether we could use this negative self-dialogue for good. In this post we will give some practical tips to help deal with …

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Do worry that someone, someday will find you out? (imposter thinking part 1)

Imposter syndrome – what is it? The term ‘Imposter Syndrome’ was first used by two clinical psychologists – Pauline Clance and Suzanne Imes in 1978. They used it to refer to apparently successful people who are convinced that they do not deserve the success that they have. While technically this ‘syndrome’ is not an actual …

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Shifting the balance for greater leadership – part 1

Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed by the hours you work or the projects you are juggling? When coaching new and experienced healthcare managers, I’ve noticed a trend of ‘burn-out’ and ‘over-load’ being discussed as serious issues in the workplace. It is concerning to hear these managers talk about the long hours they work, the …

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